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DairyVoice is a podcast, with new episodes available twice a month. The series has an exclusive focus on dairy producers and associated industry professionals that need help with cost-savings, efficiency, and other invaluable industry information. The podcast series, features expert speakers from across the United States on topics such as Cow Comfort, Business Management, dairy cash flow, and other current industry issues that arise.

DairyVoice is a podcast, with new episodes available twice a month. The series has an exclusive focus on dairy producers and associated industry professionals that need help with cost-savings, efficiency, and other invaluable industry information. The podcast series, features expert speakers from across the United States on topics such as Cow Comfort, Business Management, dairy cash flow, and other current industry issues that arise.

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United States

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DairyVoice is a podcast, with new episodes available twice a month. The series has an exclusive focus on dairy producers and associated industry professionals that need help with cost-savings, efficiency, and other invaluable industry information. The podcast series, features expert speakers from across the United States on topics such as Cow Comfort, Business Management, dairy cash flow, and other current industry issues that arise.

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English

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Episodes

Mike Santos, an inside look at breeding and feeding programs

7/15/2021
The Santos family at Terra Linda Dairy has it goin’ on. For the past seven years, they've had the high herd on Tulare County (California) DHIA. Their 1200 registered Holsteins averaged 32,107 lbs. milk and 1262 lbs. fat with a super 34,180 lbs. of energy corrected milk. Partner Mike Santos, Jr., gives DairyBusiness News an inside look at the breeding and feeding programs that get these results.

Duration:00:26:34

Tim Abbott - A Career in Dairy Genetics

7/1/2021
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Tim Abbott. While Tim had his start with Jerseys first at his family's home farm in Vermont and then with the Association, his career has taken him through AI as a sire selection specialist and a manager / owner. He's bred and shown top end Holsteins, too. Today he manages a few high quality sales and reads pedigrees while continuing to partner on elite cattle with several commercial producers.

Duration:00:30:50

Scott Pralle and Pam Selz-Pralle on management keys for the dairy herd

6/18/2021
Terrific production from a healthy, profitable herd - including a world record cow - is the hallmark for the husband and wife team of Scott Pralle and Pam Selz-Pralle who dairy near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. In this episode of DairyVoice, they not only share some of their management keys for the herd with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News, but also their approach for successful employees. Their analysis of the future of their business is fascinating as well. And don't miss their farm's...

Duration:00:36:29

Ricky Hall and Elizabeth Olson Hall of Fairmont Farm in Vermont

6/6/2021
At Fairmont Farm in Vermont, the Hall family milks 1000 registered Holsteins at three locations along with a crossbred beef operation, a farm market, a guest house and summer camps for children. Ricky Hall and Elizabeth Olson Hall tell Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News this fascinating story. Also, they describe their upcoming promotional sale, Favorites of Fairmont, to be held on June 18 at the farm near East Montpelier. It will be managed by Dave Rama of The Cattle Exchange. Check out...

Duration:00:27:20

John & Denise Dickinson of Ideal Dairy Farms talk about their business and the future

5/20/2021
Always planning for the future, John & Denise Dickinson of Ideal Dairy Farms at Hudson Falls, New York, continue to upgrade facilities, innovate their breeding program and bring in the next generation of owner / managers. In this episode, they talk with DairyBusiness News’ Joel Hastings about how they run their operation with 3200 milking Holsteins and 4700 acres. John is the current board chair at Northeast Dairy Producers Association while Denise is a partner in a high-tech genomic...

Duration:00:36:02

Bill Itle and Carissa Itle Westrick discuss their farm and processing plant

4/30/2021
You're a dairy producer in Pennsylvania processing your own milk supplying 20 school districts. Coronavirus closes the schools... what next? Bill Itle and his daughter, Carissa Itle Westrick, talk with DairyBusiness News about the year of COVID-19 and lots more in this episode. Their Vale Wood Farms milks 230 cows and their processing plant serves some 5000 accounts including home delivery near Loretto, Pa. This family is on the front lines of making milk and serving consumers with today's...

Duration:00:33:46

New York Dairy Farmer Natasha Sutherland

4/16/2021
Here's an episode not to be missed. Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Natasha Sutherland. Natasha is a partner with her family at Stein Farms in Leroy, New York, where she is in charge of the 1000-cow milking herd and 800-head heifer program. She's bright, enthusiastic, and well-spoken with a great sense of humor and a commitment to modern dairy farming. From her time running dairies in New Zealand to her thoughts on today's co-op production limits, Natasha has it going on.

Duration:00:36:18

Jon Greenwood of Greenwood Dairy on feed, soil, water, farming in New York, and getting involved

3/31/2021
Jon Greenwood didn't grow up on a dairy and he started out as a college student working part time to pay for school. With backing from the farmer he worked for after graduation, he got started with 70 cows. Today, he and his wife, Linda, have built Greenwood Dairy, a 1500-cow / 7000-acre operation in Northern New York, now farming with their son. A leader off the farm, too, Jon explains to Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News that if you're not at the table, you're on the menu.

Duration:00:22:43

Brett Barlass of Yosemite Jersey Dairy talks about breeding and managing this 1800-cow registered herd.

3/11/2021
Even with a Wisconsin Jersey pedigree second to none, Brett Barlass made his own way from Cornell to California. He runs the herd and farming operations for Yosemite Jersey Dairy which is owned by the C. A. Russell family in Hilmar, California. In this episode of DairyVoice, he talks with Joel Hastings about breeding and managing this 1800-cow registered herd and offers his keys to success as a professional farm manager. He also has some words of wisdom for today's dairy students. Brett has...

Duration:00:31:20

Herd Manager and partner Luke Hopkins and Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wallace of Zoetis Discuss cow health and wellbeing.

2/25/2021
A commitment to cow health and wellbeing is the focus of this episode. At Collins Dairy near Green Bay, Wisconsin, the latest technology, solid management and a focus on cow care makes for a high producing, healthy herd. In DairyVoice episode 37, Herd Manager and partner Luke Hopkins and consulting Veterinarian Dr. Richard Wallace of Zoetis tell host Joel Hastings how they get the job done. Luke Hopkins oversees a 1300 milking cow and heifer-raising program, using the latest technologies,...

Duration:00:26:47

Maine dairy farmer Jenni Tilton-Flood on talking with consumers and life on the farm

2/11/2021
This Maine dairy farmer shares her sometimes unconventional insights with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness about talking with consumers. Jenni Tilton-Flood, a partner with her family on a 1500-cow dairy operation, serves on State and national check-off boards. She's a real presence on social media with her commentaries on dairy, cows, life on the farm and the larger society.

Duration:00:24:28

Mike Opperman and Dr Dennis Funk discuss the National Dairy Shrine

1/29/2021
Like the dairy industry itself, National Dairy Shrine continues to evolve. Executive Director Mike Opperman and Board President Dr. Dennis Funk talk with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News about scholarships and the Museum, along with the recent member survey and the Board's long-range planning. And, everyone hopes the annual awards banquet, highlight of the year, can return in 2021 at World Dairy Expo.

Duration:00:25:16

Dr. Kenneth Kalscheur on canola meal, which seems to be an almost perfect protein source to meet the needs of lactating cows.

1/15/2021
With everyone taking an even harder look at the cost of protein in the dairy ration, we found this latest research about canola meal pretty interesting. Canola seems to be an almost perfect protein source to meet the needs of lactating cows. In this episode of DairyVoice, Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News talks with one of the leading dairy nutritionists on this topic. Want higher production for your feed dollar? Take a listen to this episode with Dr. Kenneth Kalscheur, who's on the staff...

Duration:00:21:17

John Ellsworth talks about dairy production efficiencies and consideration of risk management

12/30/2020
As 2020 winds down, financial consultant John Ellsworth of Success Strategies reflects on the roller coaster year and looks ahead to 2021 in his conversation with host Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News. He encourages his clients and all dairy producers to work on their businesses, not just in their businesses in the New Year. Cost control and dairy production efficiencies along with consideration of risk management for milk and feed remain the most important issues.

Duration:00:23:58

John Hanselman and dairyman Randy Jordan on anaerobic digesters to handle both manure and food waste.

12/18/2020
“If U.S. food waste were a country, it would be the third largest producer of greenhouse gases in the world, behind the U.S. and China”, says John Hanselman, CEO of Vanguard Renewables. His company is partnering with dairy farmers on anaerobic digesters to handle both manure and food waste. In this episode of DairyVoice podcast, he talks with host Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News and dairyman Randy Jordan, a Vanguard partner, who has been working successfully with digesters on his central...

Duration:00:31:45

Dairy farmer Alex Peterson and Tom Gallagher, DMI's CEO, talk about dairy's future

12/4/2020
COVID-19 not withstanding, the dairy industry continues to look ahead... all the way to 2030. Dairy farmer and National Dairy Board member Alex Peterson and Tom Gallagher, DMI's CEO, talk with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News about dairy's future and the food industry. Alex also describes his family's low input farming, a pasture-based, crossbred herd of 160 milking cows, while Tom talks about dairy's "pivot" in 2020.

Duration:00:34:18

Ryan Matheron of Hilmar Holsteins talks Consistent breeding and careful attention to the details.

11/13/2020
Ryan Matheron of Hilmar Holsteins talks with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News about breeding and managing the 2000-cow herd he owns and manages with his family. Consistent breeding and careful attention to the details results in a healthy, high producing herd.

Duration:00:20:20

Jeff King of Kings Ransom Farm on breeding and managing his family’s business in these challenging times

10/29/2020
There is a lot going on at Kings Ransom Farm in Schuylerville, New York. In this episode of DairyVoice, Jeff King talks with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News about how the King family is breeding and managing the 2200 head registered holstein herd, farming in Saratoga County and more recently, starting an on-farm milk processing business.

Duration:00:21:56

David Jones of California on the benefits and challenges of installing robotic milkers

10/15/2020
Dairy producer David Jones talks about the robotic milkers he and his family have installed on their dairy near Stevinson in California's Central Valley. And they're in the process of adding more. In his discussion with Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News, he shares the benefits and the challenges as they convert from a flat barn parlor. David is also a Robotic Specialist for DeLaval North America, having experience working with dairies in the West and Midwest faced with the decision about...

Duration:00:27:59

Brittany Olson of Barron County, Wisconsin on the need for a fair pricing system

10/2/2020
Brittany Olson dairy farms with her husband and his family in Barron County, Wisconsin. She's also a writer and an advocate for traditional small size operations. She believes a dairy industry with diverse farm sizes are more resilient and provide long term security for dairy consumers. To insure that future, though, she explains to Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News that a fair pricing system is required.

Duration:00:18:04